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Posted: 1/4/2006 8:17:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 8:20:40 AM EDT by dalusa]
Does anyone know of any legal ramifications if I mounted my 1919a4 and tripod on the bow of my boat and went shooting off the Chicago lake front on Lake Michigan ?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:21:30 AM EDT

I only want to say:

Make sure you take video and post pics
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:25:22 AM EDT
No, but you can shoot off your mouth damn near anywhere.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:26:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:
I only want to say:

Make sure you take video and post pics



+.9bar!!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:27:55 AM EDT
Does it follow Maritime law or does Crook County have jurisdiction. Is there a shoreline buffer zone?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:28:00 AM EDT
If you aim it north , will the Canadians think we are invading?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:28:09 AM EDT
is there such a thing as interstate waters? kinda like international water, but only interstate?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:31:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:
If you aim it north , will the Canadians think we are invading?



No, but the Yoopers may fire back
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:34:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bblake00:
If you aim it north , will the Canadians think we are invading?



And if near Quebec, how long til the surrender?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:45:56 AM EDT
I don't know, but I CAN tell you that it is illegal to have a firearm on your boat on Lake Erie.

I don't know if a CCW changes that or not.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:52:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tep0583:
I don't know, but I CAN tell you that it is illegal to have a firearm on your boat on Lake Erie.




Good god I hate the gun laws in this country.

Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:55:47 AM EDT
how do they duck hunt on lake erie....


just curious..
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 8:55:48 AM EDT
In MI its illegal to discharge a firearms from a boat. Dunno about IL
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 9:01:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By tep0583:
I don't know, but I CAN tell you that it is illegal to have a firearm on your boat on Lake Erie.


Good god I hate the gun laws in this country.


^
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 9:02:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tep0583:
I don't know, but I CAN tell you that it is illegal to have a firearm on your boat on Lake Erie.

I don't know if a CCW changes that or not.



Bullsh!t. I have been duck hunting on Lake Erie. We had probably 8 guns on that boat (32 foot cruiser used as a tender) and we were using two layout rigs.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 9:02:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 9:16:25 AM EDT by jchewie]

Originally Posted By bump0x:
In MI its illegal to discharge a firearms from a boat. Dunno about IL



Duckhunting from a "watercraft which has ceased forward motion and has the propulsion system completely shut off" is an exception.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 9:03:48 AM EDT
Careful you don't have a boating accident.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 9:13:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 9:14:48 AM EDT by Ring]

Originally Posted By tep0583:
I don't know, but I CAN tell you that it is illegal to have a firearm on your boat on Lake Erie.

I don't know if a CCW changes that or not.



no it aint..
CCW is legal on erie from ohio..
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 9:40:42 AM EDT
probably limited to 12 guage
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 9:48:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nirvana:
probably limited to 12 guage



no
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 12:18:27 PM EDT
My guess is the coasties will come by and put a set of cuffs on you.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 12:21:04 PM EDT
I always wondered how the hell people lost their guns in boating accidents.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 12:21:51 PM EDT
You need to watch where you are shooting. I have heard of a case where the bullet skipped on the water and hit a girl driving a car. If the angle is flat enough the bullet may keep going. So you have to make sure there is no one down range.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 12:22:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bump0x:
In MI its illegal to discharge a firearms from a boat. Dunno about IL




But when you are on the Great Lakes, you are not "in" Michigan.

I am sure there is a maritime law against it. But I would think it's a Maritime law and not a State law. I don't know, but that's what common sense would tell me.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:23:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 1:50:06 PM EDT by jchewie]

Originally Posted By lippo:

Originally Posted By bump0x:
In MI its illegal to discharge a firearms from a boat. Dunno about IL




But when you are on the Great Lakes, you are not "in" Michigan.

I am sure there is a maritime law against it. But I would think it's a Maritime law and not a State law. I don't know, but that's what common sense would tell me.



VERY large portions of the great lakes are Michigan State Waters, and the laws of Michigan apply.

Don't do anything dumb, like go a mile offshore in Saginaw Bay and start blasting.


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Edited to say that I think that ALL official state documents where the borders of the state are shown should include the boundaries shown above.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:34:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jchewie:

Originally Posted By lippo:

Originally Posted By bump0x:
In MI its illegal to discharge a firearms from a boat. Dunno about IL




But when you are on the Great Lakes, you are not "in" Michigan.

I am sure there is a maritime law against it. But I would think it's a Maritime law and not a State law. I don't know, but that's what common sense would tell me.



VERY large portions of the great lakes are Michigan State Waters, and the laws of Michigan apply.

Don't do anything dumb, like go a mile offshore in Saginaw Bay and start blasting.

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Thank you!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:44:19 PM EDT
Do you know when a tree falls in the forest?
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:47:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tep0583:
I don't know, but I CAN tell you that it is illegal to have a firearm on your boat on Lake Erie.




not true... I know pleanty of people who shoot ducks off of boats on Lake Erie, and I've done it myself on Lake Ontario.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 1:47:52 PM EDT
I think this brings up another intersting question.

Does the Coast Guard shoot dogs?
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